Poetry. James Schuyler wrote of Charles North's poetry: "Wit is never distant from the scenes he invents, a metaphysical wit suggestive of Marvell, and one that is not satirical but informed with pity. His joy in words, and the things words adumbrate, is infectious: we catch a contagion of enlightenment. To me, he is the most stimulating poet of his generation." North's new book from Adventures in Poetry, THE NEARNESS OF THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT, features seventeen poems interweaving themes from philosophy, architecture, dream, literature, and popular song.
Charles North has published eleven books of poems, three books of critical prose, and collaborations with artists and other poets. With James Schuyler, he edited the poet/painter anthologies Broadway and BROADWAY 2 (Hanging Loose Press, 1989). His WHAT IT IS LIKE: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Hanging Loose Press, 2011) headed NPR's Best Poetry Books of 2011, and he has received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, two NEA grants, four Fund for Poetry Awards, and a Poets Foundation Award. He lives with his wife, the painter Paula North, in New York City.Author City: NEW YORK, NY USA